Famous for his timeless elegance and sophisticated designs, Giorgio Armani has set his sights to the ocean. The famed designer has partnered with The Italian Sea Group to create the 72-meter Admiral megayacht which will be unveiled at the Marina di Carrara Headquarters on the evening of Saturday, 11 February.
The project, launched in 2020 and developed by Giorgio Armani and his team in collaboration with the Admiral Design Centre, interprets and blends the DNA of the two brands to create a one-of-a-kind, avant-garde megayacht, the result of an encounter between the most exquisite aspects of the nautical and fashion worlds.
This yacht is the first of two designed entirely by Giorgio Armani, whose unmistakable style is immediately recognizable in both the exterior lines and the refined interiors. Timeless minimalism, an Armani DNA, redefines the very essence of the high-end megayacht concept in a radical yet elegant way, basing itself on the principles of simplicity and sophistication.
The design of the exterior, featuring a clear architectural influence, is both meticulous and captivating: large, sharp, geometric volumes are perfectly balanced with curvier, softer shapes, for an ensemble that is majestic yet dynamic.
Thanks to the large, full height glazed openings, the effect inside is one of being seamlessly immersed in light and the surrounding environment, which can be adjusted thanks to a clever positioning of sliding panels.
The Armani/Casa interiors amplify Giorgio Armani’s aesthetic philosophy, offering discreet, refined luxury and subdued tones. The décor is bold yet relaxed; the overall harmony is provided by a combination of elements that are skillfully combined into a space that is unquestionably exclusive and one of its kind. The apparent minimalism finds its counterpoint in the use of exquisite, refined materials, fine hand-crafted finishes, and a masterful mix of soft or vibrant colors.
“This megayacht, the result of an exciting partnership of which I am extremely proud, is further confirmation of our way of being able to realize unique projects with Made in Italy brands of excellence that share our values”, comments Giovanni Costantino, Founder & CEO of The Italian Sea Group.
“The sea and design are two of my greatest passions. With this new collaboration, I have extended my idea of furnishing and décor to the nautical world, in which – just as in fashion – aesthetics and functionality come together in a natural and elegant style. This highly stimulating project has allowed me to create customized spaces with Armani/Casa – like made-to-measure clothing – with the same craftsmanship applied to the choice of materials, details and production”, says Giorgio Armani, Chairman and CEO of the Armani Group.
The yacht will be delivered in early 2024.
(Photos courtesy of Giorgio Armani)